13 ideas for protecting yourself from being ripped off
Someone posted in a Facebook group recently that he thinks he's been ripped off. He was pretty sure that someone who had attended a training course of his had taken his materials and then run the training in their school. So, what can you do to lessen the chance of something like this happening to you?
Here are my thoughts on the matter. Please bear in mind these are my personal opinions, and I'm not giving advice, legal or otherwise. But I hope you find the points worth thinking about.
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As an example of adding value, I almost always provide a unique log-in and extra materials for participants on my courses. These can be ripped off too of course, so one thing you might do is remove them after a short period of time, or use the personalised copy version discussed soon, under 'Use a third party site'.
Tomorrow: a way to guard against the copying of the materials themselves.